Campbell: Christianity is Christ
Feast of David, Bishop of Menevia, Patron of Wales, c.601
Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”
Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?”
—John 14:8-9 (NIV)
How can we know that what Jesus has shown us of God is the truth; ... how do we know when we look into the face of Jesus that we are looking into the face of God? ...
The answer is so plain and simple that it is a marvel how intelligent men can manage to miss it as they do... Look at what Christ has done for the soul of man: that is your answer. Christianity is just Christ—nothing more and nothing less. It is a way of life, and He is that way. It is the truth about human destiny, and He is that truth. It is the offer of life lived in the sunshine of eternal love, and He is that life. To know this is to know God, and every need is satisfied in that one word.
... R. J. Campbell (1867-1956), The Call of Christ, London: Skeffington & Son, n.d. (before 1932), p. 89-90 (see the book)
See also John 14:8-9; Ps. 51:10; Luke 10:21, John 14:5-6; 16:6-7; Rom. 12:2; 2 Cor. 3:18; 5:17; Col. 1:21-22; 3:9-10
Quiet time reflection:
Focus my life on Christ-likeness, I pray.
search script mobile
sub fb twt